Celebrate our farmers this AgDay
While every day is a good day to give thanks to our farmers, it’s fair to say that this year more than most, Australian farmers deserve recognition for all the hard work they’ve put in. Despite the many curveballs that Mother Nature has thrown their way, our farmers have continued to ensure that fresh, nutritious produce has made its way to our farmers’ markets, greengrocers and supermarkets.
That’s why this National Agriculture Day on Friday, November 20, it’s well worth taking the time to mark the occasion and let our farmers know how much we appreciate them.
“COVID-19 has highlighted how lucky we are to have a strong and vibrant agriculture industry driven by our farmers,” says National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson.
“Despite coming off one of the worst droughts on record, coupled with bushfires and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our farmers have continued to have our backs, producing food and fibre and keeping our supermarket shelves stacked.
“Now, farmers and the bush are working harder than ever to put Australia back on the road to recovery, creating jobs and supercharging the economy.”
Simson says the fourth annual National Agriculture Day will no doubt look a little different to previous years, but the message remains the same: our farmers are worth celebrating. So no matter where you are on AgDay, there are still plenty of ways to get involved.
Host a long table lunch
Keep it local this AgDay, fold out the picnic table and chairs and raise a toast to all that’s good about Australian agriculture and the people behind it. Check out this special guide to hosting the perfect Long Table Lunch by rural food and lifestyle blogger and cookbook author, Sophie Hansen. Register your event at agday.org.au to receive a special AgDay pack that includes an “I Love Farmers” T-shirt, and more.
Join the AgDay bake-off
During lockdown, many Aussies have been honing their baking skills. This AgDay, you can out that baking prowess to the test with an Aussie classic – lamingtons. Post your efforts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the #AgDayAU hashtag for the chance to be crowned the 2020 AgDay Bake Off Champion.
Farmer Time for schools
Get your local primary school involved in Farmer Time, a special initiative that connects farmers from the paddock, the dairy or the tractor via a video link direct to the classroom. To find out more, please email here.